Most drug plans charge a monthly premium that varies by plan. You pay this in addition to the Part B premium. Some drug plans charge no premium. If you have limited income and resources, you may get extra help to cover prescription drugs for little or no cost.
Your costs will vary depending on which drugs you use, which Medicare drug plan you choose, and whether you get extra help paying your Part D costs. Having a variety of plans to choose from gives you
the chance to pick a plan that meets your unique needs. Choosing a plan that fits your situation allows you to get the coverage you want at the best price possible.
If you belong to a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) or a Medicare Cost Plan that offers Medicare prescription drug coverage, the monthly premium you pay to the plan includes an amount for
prescription drug coverage. Some plans charge no premium.
You may be able to pick a plan with or without a monthly premium, deductible or coverage gap. To find the actual costs of the Medicare drug and health plans in your area, visit www.medicare.gov .
© 2014 Main Line Health